Orlando Weekly's Bite 30 runs all month, with 27 different prix-fixe menus to try – one for every day left in June. Take advantage of the deal to audition new spots, or try novel tastes at old favorites. And in a fresh twist, restaurants that are licensed will also offer a Bite 30 cocktail menu. See full restaurant list and menus at bite30.com.
Better brunch chain First Watch is set to purchase the Colorado-based Egg & I brand and convert their restaurants to First Watches. We haven't received confirmation that the Egg & I's SoDo location will be rebranded immediately, but based on our March 11 review, we're crossing our fingers that there's change in the air.
Winter Park's Sip, Shop & Stroll is 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 11. Participating restos include Umi, Boca, Cocina 214, Luma, Nelore and Peterbrooke Chocolatier; admission is $25 ... On June 12, Hearts Give Hope – Catholic Charities of Central Florida's poverty awareness event – will feature food and wine from Cooper's Hawk, Burger 21, World of Chocolate Museum & Cafe, Kedulce Bakery and PRP Wine. Cost is $45.
OPENINGS & CLOSINGS
Jason Schofield plans to open This and That Deli in the former Alpine Cafe space in Ivanhoe Village ... The mega-popular Miami-based burger joint Pincho Factory is renovating a space in Dr. Phillips and plans to open ASAP ... Over on Lee Road, La Gordita Loca has opened in the former Draft House Pub location ... Also on Lee Road, look for Genoa's Heroes to open any day now in the old Green Day Cafe space. They feature "over-stuffed subs" ... The fifth Giovanni's Italian Restaurant has opened on Narcoossee Road in Lake Nona ... Look for Tapa Toro to open at I-Drive 360 the second week of June ... Sammy's Gelato & Waffles has opened on Alafaya Trail near UCF. Also near UCF, Qarma Crepes has closed due to "circumstances beyond our control" ... Greek Flame Taverna will close at the Dr. Phillips Marketplace on June 14.
In honor of National Doughnut Day Friday, June 5, Krispy Kreme is treating its customers to a free doughnut of their choice.